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Reject North Ayrshire Tax Hike

Jamie Greene MSP Calls on Kenny Gibson to Reject North Ayrshire Tax Hike

Jamie called on the MSP for Cunninghame North Kenny Gibson to reject any attempts by the SNP Government to hike taxes on North Ayrshire families.

Derek Mackay, fiery exchange over Council cuts

In the Scottish Parliament, West Scotland MSP Jamie Greene slammed Finance Secretary Derek Mackay and Cunninghame North MSP Kenneth Gibson over SNP budget proposals to cut North Ayrshire Council’s budget by over £5 million.

The state of our roads!

Jamie Greene MSP ha written to North Ayrshire Council over the deteriorating state of many roads in North Ayrshire after receiving a “multitude” of complaints from local constituents.

Councillor Speaks out on loss of Citizens Advice on Arran

Arran Conservative Councillor, Timothy Billings, has asked how North Ayrshire Council will ensure that the people of Arran can continue to have access to a comprehensive one-to-one advice service, without having to travel to the mainland or rely on phone services.

New Factory in Dalry

Jamie Greene MSP Visits New Factory in Dalry

Jamie Greene MSP recently visited the newly opened Ratagon factory in Dalry to meet with local business owner and entrepreneur Jim Steel who had recently set up the business in North Ayrshire.

Falling Unemployment Across Ayrshire

More good news was announced this week by the Government: Figures released by the ONS show that more people are in work than ever before.  Under this Conservative government, unemployment is at its lowest level since 1975.  Over 3 million more people are now in work since 2010.

Jamie Greene MSP Joins Rally on Millport Pier

On Saturday, local MSP Jamie Greene attended a “sit-down” protest on Millport Pier on the Island of Cumbrae with other elected officials and members of the public to protest North Ayrshire Council’s plan to demolish Millport Pier.

Jamie Greene MSP Urges Local Engagement with Islands Bill

Jamie Greene MSP, Scottish Conservative Member for the West of Scotland, has called on North Ayrshire’s island communities to get in touch with him and the Holyrood Rural Economy Committee with their views on the pending Islands Bill, proposed by Islands Minister Humza Yousaf.

Caroline Hollins' Election Priorities for Central Ayrshire

I am currently a University Professor teaching in the School of Health and Social Care at Napier University in Edinburgh. I live in Ayr. Prior to my move to an academic career, I was a registered nurse and midwife and  have worked at Crosshouse Hospital and Ayrshire Central Hospitals.